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Corny Tomato Dumpling Soup

I have a big garden on our farm and enjoy cooking with my harvest. In this savory tomato soup, corn stars in both the broth and dumplings. It has a fresh-picked flavor. Ground beef makes it a hearty first course or satisfying light main dish. -Jackie Ferris, Tiverton, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (about 2 quarts)


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the corn, tomatoes, broth, onion, garlic and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes.
  • For dumplings, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In another large bowl, beat egg; stir in milk, corn, cheese and parsley. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering soup. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering).
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 324 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 695mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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